Medical malpractice cases can be particularly difficult to navigate. Hospitals and medical facilities are places that we trust to take care of and heal us, so when something goes awry or negligent behavior occurs; it is unexpected. These medical facilities have their own language and it can be intimidating to press charges against them compared to other cases which just involve a single individual, not one backed by an institution or a whole institution itself.
Medical malpractice and negligence cases can vary in degree, and each case is unique because of the patient, procedure and the caretaker(s), doctor(s) or institution(s) involved. Medical malpractice can happen anywhere medicine is practiced: urgent cares, a doctor’s office or a hospital, and can occur during diagnosis, surgery or child birth. If your doctor gave you a delayed diagnosis when your medical issue could have been resolved in a more reasonable timeframe, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. Likewise, if you were diagnosed incorrectly, this could also be grounds for malpractice.
Medical negligence commonly occurs in the operating room. Operations are detail-oriented procedures, and although anesthesiologists and doctors are medical professionals, they can also make mistakes that leave you worse off than when you first entered the operating room.
To learn more about medical malpractice and your rights as a patient, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer in North Charleston that you can trust. Our lawyers specialize in medical malpractice and negligence, and will do our duty as law professionals to ensure that you are compensated fairly in your case. Contact Callihan, Lohr & Syracuse Law Firm today to get started on your case.